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50 Elm St, Dedham, MA 02026

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Board of Commissioners

Board of Commissioners

The six District Water Commissioners are appointed for three year staggered terms, three by the Dedham Select Board and three by the Westwood Select Board. They typically meet twice per month.

Town of Dedham

Robert M. Lexander – Vice Chair

Robert was an employee of the Dedham-Westwood Water District for 41 years, with the last 19 of his career holding the position of Production Superintendent.  He is a licensed water operator holding his Water Treatment Grade 4 and Water Distribution Grade 4 licenses through the Massachusetts Division of Occupational licensure.

Eric L. Merithew 

Appointed to the Water Commission in 2021, Eric is a graduate of WPI and UMass Medical School with a PhD in biochemistry.  He works as a consultant and service manager for the municipal and industrial water and wastewater industry with a broad range of experience in treatment, distribution and revenue optimization. He lives in Dedham with his wife Jennifer and two children Ethan and Grace.

John M. Healy

John was appointed as a Water commissioner in April of 2022.

Town of Westwood

Gary A. Yessaillian

Appointed to the Water Commission in 2016, Gary works in the high tech industry and has been involved in various Westwood civic activities.

James C. Fox – Chair

Serving as a Commissioner since September 2018, he is a lawyer and partner at Ruberto, Israel and Weiner. Rob, a graduate of  Emory University and Boston University Law School.

Andrew H. Kara – Clerk

Andrew was appointed a Commissioner in December of 2020.  He is an attorney and partner at the law firm, Rubin & Rudman LLP.  He is also a Board Member of Commonwealth Cooperative Bank.  He is a graduate of The College of the Holy Cross and Suffolk University Law School. He lives in Westwood with his wife and two (2) daughters.

Rules & Regulations and Water Rates and Fees


Bid Announcements

Open Bids

Bids and RFPs; also see Massachusetts Central Register, Commbuys or local newspapers-such as the Dedham Times, Dedham Transcript or the Westwood Press for bid solicitations from Dedham-Westwood Water District-specific to the Town the work is to be done in the Dedham-Westwood Water District, Dedham, Massachusetts (Owner).

There will be a Board of Water Commissioners Special Business Meeting on Thursday June 30, 2022 at 6:30 PM.  This meeting will be virtual only. Please see the agenda page, which is posted when available, for more information including exemptions for executive session and joining instructions.
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